Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hope Wells "#99" ( Energize Exhibition June 09-Jule 09 )

Hope Wells
Acrylic and Silk on Raw Linen
Drawing on experiencing the landscape of the prairies and memories, Hope explores the distance between the self and the spaces we occupy. She has created an atmosphere within the paintings that can be felt, sensed, listened to, observed, and savored to truly appreciate the state of being. Linen, transparent acrylic paint and silk are her choice vocabulary to convey both human’s and nature’s comforting and disturbing traits. The imagery is of human presence and atmosphere threading their way through time, place and space to offer a glimpse into a portrait landscape by combining formal abstract painting with thoughts on human bodily experiences within our own spaces.